Category Archives: Social care

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

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New figures show that the cost of smoking-related social care to Calderdale Council is over £3 million per year. Last year, smoking killed 78,000 people in England. But the cost of smoking doesn’t stop there – for every person killed by smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking is the… read more … about Counting the cost of smoking>>

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Children looked after by Calderdale Council will now have more opportunity to stay closer to schools, friends and family, as the provision for care within the borough is being increased. Calderdale Council is responsible for the care of young people who cannot safely remain with their families, finding placements for them in foster care and… read more … about Improving care options for young people in Calderdale>>

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On Monday 1 April 2019, the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) became the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). This change follows the Department for Education’s Working Together to Safeguard Children report from July 2018 which introduced Safeguarding Children Partnerships to replace local Safeguarding Children Boards across the country. These new legal requirements make local police,… read more … about Working together to safeguard children>>

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Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Public service consultancy, iMPOWER named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide, in a major independent survey released today. iMPOWER ranks 150 local authorities by examining performance using 25 indicators across three… read more … about Calderdale Council is one of the best for adult social care>>

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An innovative animation, specifically designed to safeguard children in West Yorkshire from exploitation and abuse, is due to premiere at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Funded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson through £36,000 of grant money, it sees its first official screening on Monday 21 January… read more … about Animation premieres to tackle child exploitation>>

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Two new directors will take up their posts at Calderdale Council in September, following the retirement of Stuart Smith, Director of Adult and Children’s Services. Iain Baines has been appointed to the newly created post of Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, whilst Julie Jenkins has been appointed as the Director of Children and Young… read more … about Council boosts senior social care team>>

Calderdale Council is looking at the best way to support children looked after and care leavers. Young people who are looked after or are leaving the care of the Council should be supported to achieve their best and reach their aspirations. Calderdale Council takes the responsibility of corporate parenting very seriously and is committed to… read more … about Supporting young people to achieve their best>>

Every good parent wants the best for their children as they grow up and start making their own way in life, and every young person wants to be able to rely on this support.  For young people leaving the care of Calderdale Council, this is no different, and the Council has pledged to give more… read more … about Calderdale’s commitment to young people leaving care>>